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Poster: alexj Date: Sep 4, 2005 6:07pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GRATEful dead: JAMS

this is specifically in response to STRAWRIDER'S post.
you mentioned one of my favorite shows, and jams in your post, that is 6/6/70. the jam out of alligator, is what i think everyone refers to as the "darkness jam."
My question is, am i crazy or in this "darkness jam" is jerry playing what was then, or was to become bob seeger's "turn the page?"
please listen to the jam again and somebody confirm my suspicions, or tell me if i am hearing things.
i have been wanting to discuss this with someone for a while, but none of my friends are big enough deadheads to care.

This post was modified by alexj on 2005-09-05 01:07:34

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Poster: StrawRider Date: Sep 5, 2005 3:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GRATEful dead: JAMS

I'm listening to the 15 minute 'Darkness' jam right now, so far it's just a jam to me and I don't see the connection but it's only been five minutes. Now, Bob Seger is an old rock'n'roller but the song 'Turn The Page' came out well after 1970. Who knows? Maybe he was at the show. Still listening...at the eight minute mark...it's the Going Down The Road theme (almost mixed with the Allman Brother's Mountain theme)...ten minute mark...I think this is where you're hearing the 'Turn The Page' similarity. Yeah, that's interesting. Not exact, but sort of close. Two minutes left and now the jam is building to Lovelight...there's a slight Dark Star hint...
It's done. There ya go.

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Poster: droncit Date: Sep 6, 2005 9:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GRATEful dead: JAMS

Usually the Darkness jam refers to a jam based on the Youngbloods' "Darkness, Darkness." -- like the Allman's Mountain Jam is based on Donovan's "There is a Mountain"



This post was modified by droncit on 2005-09-06 16:52:56